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ArizMATYC Conference: Directions in Mathematics

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Friday, October 10 in Tucson, Arizona

  • “An Introduction to Calcplot3D”
  • “I Flipped Out in My Flipped Classroom”
  • “Kinesthetic body awareness in the College Algebra classroom”

 

Check out the Complete ArizMATYC Conference Session List (with Descriptions)

AZ DevEd Summit: Directions in Developmental Education
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Saturday, October 11 in Tucson, Arizona

  • “Learning Communities to Support Developmental Education Students”
  • “Fear of Language: How Language Anxiety Perpetuates Life-Long Writing Challenges”
  • “Impact of the Student Success Coach”

 

Check out the Complete AZ DevEd Summt Session List (with Descriptions)

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Register Today!

Fall Meeting Location Announced

Pima College’s Northwest Campus will be the location of the ArizMATYC meeting this fall. This meeting will be held jointly with the Arizona Developmental Education Summit. Because of this we expect a good turn out for both meetings. Set aside the dates, Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, to attend both meetings.

Pima College Northwest Campus

You can get to the conference website by selecting the Next Meeting link on the menu at the top of the page.

ArizMATYC Business Meeting

An organization like ArizMATYC does not operate without the work of many volunteers. All ArizMATYC members (or potential members) are welcome to join the ArizMATYC Business Meeting scheduled from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on October 12 in Prescott. The meeting will be held in Room 19-225 at Yavapai College.

We are helping to host a regional AMATYC conference in 2013 and your involvement would be appreciated. One way you can get started is to join your fellow members at this meeting.

Here is the agenda for this Fall’s meeting.

 
ArizMATYC Business Meeting
Fall 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Yavapai Community College

 

  1. Approval of Minutes
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Anne Dudley
    1. Conference Update
    2. Project ACCCESS
  3. Secretary’s Report – Kristina Burch
  4. Historian Report – David Dudley
  5. Webmaster Report – David Graser
  6. Membership Report – Laura Watkins
  7. New Business
    1. Newsletter Recognition: Sue Jensen
    2. Regional Meeting Update
    3. Election of New Officers
    4. ArizMATYC T-Shirts
    5. AMATYC Conference in November
    6. Upcoming ArizMATYC Conferences
      1. Recommendations for future meetings
        1. Ask members to bring someone with them to the next meeting
          1. Incentives: extra “raffle” ticket for door prizes
          2. Award for bringing the most guests
        2. Survey what people liked about these meetings in years past (on the post-conference survey)
        3. Advertise what ArizMATYC can do for its members
      2. Ideas for Sessions:
        1. Poll members about expertise and what they could present
        2. Need ideas for finding speakers: NAU speakers bureau, textbook authors, consultant who went
        3. Technology sandbox
      3. Reports/updates on planning
  8. Future Meetings http://arizmatyc.org/wp/?page_id=22
    1. Spring, Feb 2013 — Phoenix College (Joe Sueyoshi)
    2. Regional 2013 — Flagstaff (Ana Jimenez)
    3. Fall 2013 — Northland Pioneer (Eli Blake)
    4. Spring 2013 — Central AZ, Signal Peak CC (Ken Hurley)

ArizMATYC’s Scholarship for the National AMATYC Conference

ArizMATYC is awarding a scholarship to cover an AMATYC member early registration fee for the upcoming AMATYC Conference, to be held on November 8 – 11 in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Any ArizMATYC member is eligible, but preference will be given to ArizMATYC members who have never attended an AMATYC conference.

To apply or nominate someone for this scholarship, please follow this link* and submit the application prior to the deadline of Friday, August 3, 2012.

The recipient of the scholarship will be required to choose one thing learned at the AMATYC Conference and present it in a session at the upcoming spring ArizMATYC Conference.

Joint SUnMaRC, MAA, ArizMATYC Conference Report

 Twice each year the Arizona Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (ArizMATYC) holds a conference for mathematics instructors from two-year institutions in Arizona.  These conferences offer various sessions of interest to mathematics educators, as well as a meeting for the Mathematics Articulation Task Force where representatives from Arizona community colleges and four-year universities address articulation issues. 

This spring, ArizMATYC had the unique opportunity of holding a joint meeting with the Southwestern Section of the Mathematical Association of America and the Southwestern Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference.  Over the course of three days, more than 230 registrants from a dozen states converged on Pima Community College’s beautiful Downtown Campus to attend sessions on programs for pre- and in-service teachers, technology in teaching, undergraduate mathematics research, developmental education, applied and pure mathematics, and engaging students in mathematics. There was a stimulating panel discussion on how to find a job in industry with a mathematics degree and keynote speeches from Dr. Phil Kutzko, Dr. Steven Dunbar, Dr. Omayra Ortega, and Dr. Rebecca McGraw. Dr. Kutzko informed attendees of the National Alliance, a partnership of faculty working to increase the number of underrepresented students in the math sciences.  Dr. Dunbar provided a brief history and role of Mathematical Olympiads in mathematical culture.  Dr. Ortega shared her interesting journey to and current research in mathematical epidemiology.  Dr. McGraw discussed research areas such as technology, cross-cultural comparisons, curriculum and assessment development and the psychology of learning.  Finally, we welcomed with a diverse group of presenters consisting of faculty, instructors, K-12 teachers, graduate students and undergraduate students coming from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska, North Carolina and Michigan.

We are grateful to Pima Community College for hosting and to all of the participants, presiders, special session organizers and keynote speakers for contributing to the success of this conference.  We look forward to our next conference scheduled this fall at Yavapai CC in Prescott, Arizona.

Ana Jiménez
ArizMATYC President

Spring Meeting Registration Deadline is February 29

The registration deadline for the Spring ArizMATYC / MAA / SUnMaRC
Meeting on March 30 – April 1 is almost here! Preregister by Feb 29.

ArizMATYC & MAA registration fees:

  • $40 General Registration & Saturday includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday BANQUET and Saturday lunch
  • $30 General Registration includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday BANQUET
  • $20 One-day General Registration includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch
  • $15 Student Registration includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday BANQUET
  • $25 Student Registration & Saturday includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday BANQUET and Saturday lunch
  • $5 One-day Student Registration includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch
  • On-site Registration will be $35 ($20 for students). The banquet is not available for on-site registration.

Registration: https://sites.google.com/site/2012march30/

Student Participation at the SunMaRC

The University of Arizona Math Center will allocate $1000 to support student participation from community colleges in order to encourage participation from community colleges at SUnMaRC. This support will go to community colleges who have not participated in SUnMaRC before. A faculty member from that community college must nominate the student and the student must have taken at least two semesters of calculus (Otherwise the student may not be able to understand the mathematical presentations at SUnMaRC). The Math Center will provide for the registration fee for the student. If funding permits, we may also be able to pay for the hotel for the students.

Funding requests should be sent to W. Y. Velez (velez@math.arizona.edu). Funding allocation will be on a first-come-first served basis.

Registration Open for Spring Conference

The Joint ArizMATYC, MAA Southwest Region and SUnMaRC Conference Registration is open. This conference will be held from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1….no foolin’!

To register in advance,  goto: https://sites.google.com/site/2012march30/ and click on Registration.

There are two levels of general hunca life katalog registration available. Advanced registration costs either $20 or $30. The $30 option includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch hunca life and Friday BANQUET. The $20 option includes Friday breakfast and Friday lunch. General hunca life registration on site huncalife katalog will cost $35. Student registration options are also available.

Come join your colleagues from across the Southwest for a weekend of fantastics sessions and Tucson hospitality.

Call for Presenters at AMATYC 2012 in Jacksonville

Now that the semester is winding down, you are probably evaluating what worked and what did not work in your classes. You must have found something that you would like to share next year at the AMATYC conference in Jacksonville.

You can submit a proposal at the AMATYC website at the following page.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 1, 2012.

If you are planning to present in Jacksonville, why not consider a dry run at the Spring ArizMATYC meeting in Tucson on March 30 through April 2. The presenter application is available online at